Kim McGuinness

Kim’s Talk

The Untapped Superpower of North East England

Kim comes to TEDxNewcastle to offer her ideas on how we should be thinking about the untapped superpower that separates the North East and how we can leverage our superpower into a brighter and far more inclusive future.

Kim will present her ideas on the future of the North East based on her experience as the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former councillor. (Please note that Kim’s inclusion at TEDxNewcastle should not be considered an endorsement of her as a political candidate.)


A Police & Crime Commissioner

Kim McGuinness was born in Newcastle, attended Gosforth High School and graduated from Newcastle University. She is currently the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.

As PCC, Kim…

• made crime prevention and neighbourhood support a key feature of her strategic policing plan Fighting Poverty, Fighting Crime and has invested in youth services as a way of improving life chances for all.

• oversaw the creation of the region’s first Violence Reduction Unit which saw investment in local Sure Start-style services as a way of supporting families and young people away from desperation and crime.

• has led locally on efforts to tackle Violence against Women and Girls, including her flagship Domestic Abuse policy of putting DA specialists into police call centres.

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